We are mostly aware that it is important to take good care of our bodies, eat well balanced diet, exercise regularly, wash our face, and most importantly, visit the doctor as often as possible for regular check-ups. What about our ears? Many people pay little or no attention to this vital organ of the body. The ear as another vital organ of the body is very sensitive and therefore, important to all humans. Our ear gives us that sense of life, without it we feel lost and out of place. The deaf and dumb people we see on the streets would wish their cases were different. Some of these people might have been born that way, but many others lost their hearing as a result of lack of care for the ear. In order to remain sound and keep your ears from developing problem, it is therefore important that we care for them as well as pay attention to any issues you notice that might be affecting your ears. If any ear problem occurs, you are going to feel as uncomfortable as anything you can ever think of. The feeling is usually weird and very disturbing. It is much better to avoid the problem.
It is good for us to know that the ear can actually clean itself, and for most people ear canals do not need to be cleaned. The best thing you can do for your ears is to not put anything in them that is smaller than your elbow. Wax is not formed in the deep part of the ear canal, but rather the outer part of the canal near the external opening. If left alone, old earwax naturally migrates out of the ear as a result of jaw movement. Inserting sharp or pointed objects into the ear will only push wax further into the canal and may even cause trauma to the canal wall or the eardrum. So let nature run its course and simply use a washcloth or tissue to wipe the outer ear after you bathe or shower. This is very important tip for us. Earwax is really nothing too serious or dangerous, but it becomes a concern when there is a complete blockage in the ear canal. You may experience feelings like ear ache, ringing in the ear, coughing or a feeling of fullness in the ear. As soon as you begin to feel those symptoms, it is always good to see a licensed and qualified ear doctor, because these feelings can be very disturbing. Here are few tips on how to care for your ears and keep them clean:
Clean the outer part of your ear but never put anything sharp object inside your ear canal. Many people believe that it is only when you deep cotton swab into the ear that it gets clean. This is not true. Cleaning the outer part is enough to keep the ears clean.
Avoid listening to loud music for two long. Always avoid noisy environment like constructions sites, firing range or anything that creates loud noise.
Use ear protection plugs if you can’t avoid noisy places.
Keep your health conditions in proper check. This is because if infections and illnesses spread they can affect anywhere including your ears. Therefore, make sure that you treat yourself of any illnesses as much as possible.
Visit your doctor at least twice a year, specifically for ear check-up. This is very important for our whole body, because if any part of your body is sick, it affects all other parts of the body.